Description - The Devil's Jump by Peter Doyle
CROOKED COPS aCORRUPT POLITICIANS aSECRET ARMIES aDOUBLE-DEALING RORTS aGEORGEOUS GIRLS aAND BILLY GLASHEEN August 15, 1945. The Japanese have just surrendered, the war's finally over and Australia has come out to party abig time. Eighteen-year-old Billy Glasheen, apprentice lurk merchant, would very much like to join the revelers, but he's found himself otherwise engaged. His boss, Mick Toohey, a well known black marketeer, has disappeared and left Billy carrying the can for what could be the biggest rort in Australia's history. It seems like everyone in Sydney knows the score except Billy but he's learning real fast. Caught in a web of government agents, twisted cops and seriously heavy thugs, Billy finds himself out of his depth with nowhere to turn. He has no choice but to play the game. But can he play it well enough to escape with his life, the girl and a decent supply of ready cash? Or will he have to take the Devil's Jump whatever that might be Peter Doyle, author of the Ned Kelly award-winning novels Get Rich Quick and Amaze Your Friends, takes us back to Billy's humble beginnings and the madness post-war Sydney where literally anything could happen and
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(183mm x 112mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Random House Australia
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Author Biography - Peter Doyle
Peter Doyle grew up in Sydney's eastern suburbs in the 1950s. He has worked as a taxi driver, teacher and musician and now lives in Newtown. His first novel, Get Rich Quick, won the 1997 Ned Kelly Award for best first crime novel, and his second novel, Amaze Your Friends won the 1999 Ned Kelly Award for best crime novel.